Legal Analyst


Location : Home Based, Part-Time (30%)
Application Deadline :28-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Oct-2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

Travel:  

Home based. No travel required.

Office/Unit/Project Description 

The regional project on “Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Arab Countries” is implemented in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) over a four-year period from 2019 to 2023 to serve three main objectives: (1) Support the development and implementation of laws required by the UN Convention against Corruption; (2) Institutionalize corruption prevention methods at the level of priority government sec-tors to enhance their effectiveness and (3) Mobilize knowledge and capacities to contribute to the achieve-ment of SDG 16 through support provided to the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network.

Among other key activities planned for 2021-2022, the ACIAC regional project is supporting the efforts of ACINET to engage its members, remotely, through up-to-date news-style reporting on key global, regional, and country developments related to anti-corruption and integrity. Also, it is taking actions to set up a regional center of excellence for ACINET that supports the effective integration of anti-corruption and integrity in SDG implemen-tation strategies; in connection with it, a periodic newsletter will be established to inform and engage the cen-ter’s clients and partners. In parallel, with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting face to face interactions, the regional project is working on improving communication and engaging better with its stakeholders on the ground. In doing so, it is building on the regional communication team recommendation to develop communi-cation tools to better disseminate the work done by ACIAC and UNDP Country Offices in the Arab States region.

Taking forward the objectives below and based on the agreement with the leadership with ACINET, UNDP’s regional project, ACIAC, will be developing a periodical news update on anti-corruption and integrity for a five-month period. For this purpose, UNDP is seeking to hire a legal consultant, with a research and policy/legal support background, to contribute to the pro-duction and dissemination of this news update.

Institutional Arrangement

  • The individual is required to exhibit his or her commitment to this assignment with UNDP.
  • S/He shall perform tasks under the general guidance of the and direct supervision of Chief technical advisor of UNDP’s regional project for anti-corruption and integrity in Arab countries. The supervision will include approvals/acceptance of the outputs as identified in previous sections.
  • The individual is required to maintain close communication with UNDP on regular and needed basis at any period throughout the assignment in order to monitor progress. In the event of any delay, s/he will inform UNDP promptly so that decisions and remedial action may be taken accordingly. Delays that would affect the flow of the collaborative work and the delivery of outputs on schedule will lead to termination of contract; and
  • Should UNDP deem it necessary, it reserves the right to commission additional inputs, reviews or revisions, as needed to ensure the quality and relevance of the work.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

  1. Monitor official gazettes, online legal databases and relevant websites and social media outlets on a regular basis to identify key constitutional, legislative and regulatory updates and major corruption cases in courts, including official announcement of prosecution and adjudication in the Arab States region. 
  2. Propose and develop content for a periodical legal update on anti-corruption and integrity to be disseminated to ACINET and its partners and friends.
  3. Support the dissemination, promotion and gathering of feedback on the news update from ACINET members and regional project’s stakeholders and relevant media institutions.


Competencies

UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

  • Bachelors degree in law.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • At least four years of  relevant experience (with bachelor degree) or two years (with Masters degree) in research and policy/legal support.

Required  skills

  • Corporate
  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
  • Functional
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision and within tight schedules;
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communications skills;
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills, as well as presentation and drafting skills;
  • Good teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure;
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside of UNDP
  • Judgment/Decision-Making
  • Mature judgment and initiative;
  • Proven ability to provide strategic direction to the project implementation process;
  • Independent judgment and discretion in advising on handling major policy issues and challenges, uses diplomacy and tact to achieve result.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Outstanding communication and writing skills in Arabic
  • Working knowledge in English or French, with the other lanuage being an asset.

Professional Certificates

  • Not needed.



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